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Retired Mom
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   Posted 2/27/2012 4:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I wanted to say how wonderful the link you posted was on the map of the body.  In all the time I have seen Dr after Dr, they have never let me see anything like this.  It explained everything and now I KNOW what the MRI's and CT's showed.  It makes perfect sense too.
 
The pain in my pectoral muscle makes perfect sense now too and not one Dr ever gave me any reason for it.  All I ever got was "hmmm, that's odd" because there is a muscle that gets inflamed into the size of a small boiled egg that has been stretched some directly above the left breast area and it hurts a lot.  It's obviously muscular, but it's coming from the T spine injuries I have and then the pain in my back, buttocks, legs and everywhere was explained so perfectly from your link.
 
For those who have not seen it...please consider posting this link on a thread of it's on so that others can quickly view it.  I'm even going to print it out for my Dr to show him/her exactly where I am hurting...it is so perfect.
 
Thank you again for posting the link!!!
Failed TLIF L5-S1, Miltiple Bulges/Herniations, Scoliosis, Pituatary Disorder, Fibro, Failed Bladder Surgery, Failed Nissen, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CFS, TMJ, Migraines, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia w/Diabetic reaction to HGH, Bi-lateral CTS (now trigger finger), Edema, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Plantar Fascitis, Tibular Tendonitis, Adult Onset Flat Feet, & Vision Issues

cogito
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   Posted 2/27/2012 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Retired Mom,

I'm so glad the link was helpful. For the benefit of others, here it is again:


www.backpain-guide.com/Chapter_Fig_folders/Ch06_Path_Folder/4Radiculopathy.html

I've found it helpful for myself as well for it reflects very well the range of my pain and scoliosis. But keep in mind that it is a generic map and according to my PT, who I greatly admire, it is sort of an average and people do vary.

I'm glad I checked the board this morning as I'm now having my morning coffee and then am off to the airport to visit my family in Toronto for a few days. My father has been doing better lately and this might be the first time in a decade where we can really talk for more than just a few minutes before he shuts down from pain.

I'm also, eagerly, flying first-class... burning up a lot of frequent flyer miles to do so, but as I'm sure many on this board have experienced, coach is agony. Too bad I can't partake of the free booze -- but a seat where I can actually let my body relax into will make a huge difference for my pain levels.

I might be online again during my stay. Otherwise, I'll be back Thursday.

Wishing everyone well.

Cogito.
C4-T4 Scoliosis (disk degeneration, stenosis, narrowed neuroforamen, bone spurs), RT hip and SI joint damage from car accident. Also, pectus excavatum, supraventricular tacycardia and mitral valve prolapse syndrome.
Current meds: Ultram ER 300mg daily, breakthrough - hydrocodone 10-15mg, or oxycodone 5-7.5mg. .25-.5mg ativan as needed for sleep, Verapamil 240mg SR (for tachycardia). [/gray

fireflyhillary
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Date Joined Jan 2012
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   Posted 2/27/2012 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the link- it is so helpful!!!
:-)
Current: DDD L4-S1, Arthritis L4-S1, Facet Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Vulvodynia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bi-polar, IBS, Fibromyalgia, PTSD. In past 6 months have had epidurals, facet blocks and radiofrequency ablation.
Past: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. 3 laparoscopies, 2 cystoscopies, total hysterectomy, appendix & gallbladder removal.

cogito
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   Posted 3/1/2012 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,

I'm back from my trip. The days of travel were excruciating. On the way there, I used so many BT doses (3) I was worried I wouldn't have enough for the trip back. The day at my parent's though was fine and I only used one standard BT dose, and just 1 on the way back.

It was great to see my father up and about (walking the halls of the condo using his walker), eager to learn how to play angry birds on the tablet I got him last year (and has sat untouched until my visit), etc.. It is hard to see parents so infirm and my father used to be a very great man (very smart, very caring, very insightful). Now, he's just so limited physically and mentally -- but still, he's much better than he was a year ago.


Once again, I'm glad that the nerve map link was helpful -- and thanks so much for this thread of appreciation. It means a lot to me.
C4-T4 Scoliosis (disk degeneration, stenosis, narrowed neuroforamen, bone spurs), RT hip and SI joint damage from car accident. Also, pectus excavatum, supraventricular tacycardia and mitral valve prolapse syndrome.
Current meds: Ultram ER 300mg daily, breakthrough - hydrocodone 10-15mg, or oxycodone 5-7.5mg. .25-.5mg ativan as needed for sleep, Verapamil 240mg SR (for tachycardia). [/gray
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